Financial Manager-Government jobs in Rivonia | Omega Recruitment and Talent Search jobs 2022

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Our client in the Education sector has a position available for a Financial Manager to start 1 September 2022

Duties & Responsibilities

Curro is a JSE-listed company offering relevant, quality learning and teaching to learners from the early childhood development phase to Grade 12 through different schooling models and across 77 campuses with 181 schools.

We believe that every child deserves an excellent education that stretches beyond the classroom and we strive to make a difference in Southern Africa by turning the learners of today into the leaders of the future.

About this amazing opportunity

We need a new financial manager to help us make a difference!

As a finance guru, the Financial Manager will support the Business Executive: Academies and Meridians business division, one of the major brands in our stable, to drive financial and business performance and pursue strategic opportunities.

You will be responsible for the financial management of this subset of schools within the Curro group rather than just narrow financial accounting. You will be specifically focused on commercial and managerial accounting disciplines such as budgeting, forecasting, benchmarking and performance review, risk management, procurement and financial process reviews, training and continuous improvement

Minimum requirements:

  • Proven academic track record: BCom degree and Honours
  • Three years’ articles and two years’ post articles experience in a financial role OR three to five years’ experience in financial leadership roles
  • Demonstrable commercial nous and entrepreneurial flair
  • Driver’s license



  • CIMA or SAICA registration


Skills and attributes that will serve you well


  • Accounting acumen
  • Leadership and integrity
  • Accounting systems and Office suite
  • Financial analysis: budgeting, forecasting, feasibilities and valuations
  • Management reporting and presentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication


Behavioural attributes:

  • Energy and excellence, coupled with a can-do attitude
  • Confident self-starter – ability to be decisive and show initiative
  • Attention to detail and well-organised
  • Collaborative with a strong team-player attitude
  • Logical thinker and high emotional intelligence
  • Good time management and able to meet deadlines


We’d love to welcome you!


Apply now for this exciting role if you are capable and passionate to help Curro extend world class education to more learners! Apply before 4 July 2022 by clicking on this link: [https/myrecruit……]


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More about the role:

You will be responsible for about 20 campuses spread across South Africa with more than 24,000 learners currently.


Implement and execute the operational financial framework

  • Implementation and alignment of the operational financial management approaches to group financial strategy
  • Implementation and enforcement of standard operating procedures and internal controls
  • Management of the operational finance structure and delivery


Budget, forecast and financial analysis

  • Reviewing of schools’ strategy and structure to provide correct guidance on budget inputs
  • Liaising and consulting with school to provide budget guidelines
  • Reviewing budget proposals to confirm adherence to guidelines
  • Advising on budget inputs as aligned to school requirements
  • Analysis of budget and advising of changes
  • Providing detailed support in the preparation of the budget
  • Managing changes on budget throughout the process
  • Reviewing of margins and variances compared to prior budgets to provide guidance
  • Presentation of school’s budgets to centralised office budget team for review and approval
  • Communicating and submitting final budget to schools
  • Monitoring actuals versus budget on a monthly basis
  • Reporting on deviations to budgets and advising on possible corrective actions
  • Preparation of annual forecasts per school
  • Regular revisions of forecasts
  • Preparing feasibilities and viabilities to consider and evaluate business plans and proposals


Management reports

  • Reviewing school management reports monthly and add commentary thereon with actions and follow-up
  • Conducting variance analysis on management reports and addressing any concerns with schools involved
  • Providing feedback on financial status of school and performance relative to business plans to business executive/CEO



  • Assisting with internal and external audit queries
  • Ad hoc investigations and reviews of process compliance



  • General financial and related projects such as capital planning, due-diligence investigations of potential acquisitions, capacity analysis, cost saving and procurement strategies, etc.



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